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in sales, but possibly in the near future, yes. >> house speaker john boehner alleges it was because president obama wanted to avoid making tough cuts during a presidential campaign. the white house and democratic leaders say they had an offer and republicans walked away. >> as we told you earlier a show of force in annapolis today as thousands of gun rights members gathered outside and inside the capitol building. the governor wants to ban assault weapons and create stricter licensing requirements for guns. horace holmes is indianapolis tonight. please bring us up-to-date on this story. >> they are still meeting in testifying here in the state house. we talked about the governor's desire. a lot of people are now rushing to buy guns. that has created a backlog because of the seven-day background check. shooting ranges and gun stores in maryland are buzzing with activity these days. >> sales are pretty much good everywhere. people are steadily coming in the door. sales are skyrocketing but is taking an extra long time for gun owners to actually take their guns home. because so many pe
. >> thank you, martin. >> thank you. >>> next, john boehner and eric cantor can't answer a simple question on immigration reform. but first tyler mathisen has the cnbc market wrap. good afternoon. >> thank you very much. it was a day of bouncing back on the dow. it was up about 100 points. to have 13,979. and the nasdaq higher by about 1.33% at 3,171.58. we'll be right back. [ male announcer] surprise -- you're having triplets. [ babies crying ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now you can get all the online trading tools you need without any surprise fees. ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. he can talk to china, mongolia and all the koreas and he eats velveeta shells and cheese. so who are you calling amateur? liquid gold. eat like that guy you know. more "likes." more tweets. so, beginning today, my son brock and his whole team will be our new senior social media strategists. any questions? since we make radiato
that goes with it to the new speaker. god bless you, speaker boehner. >> narrator: speaker john boehner had 87 new republican lawmakers, many of them deeply conservative. >> these were not people who spent 25 years in politics. in fact, that was a big strike against you. they were elected not to sell out the way so many politicians had done, that they were elected to speak truth to power. >> they'd spent the last two years running around, particularly a lot of these new congressmen in their districts, saying absolutely horrible things about the president-- his ability to lead, his ideology, his integrity, his birth certificate. these are not easy people to deal with. this is a very difficult, ideological ucus, with a ver strong sense of self-righteousness and great vitriol and animosity for the president. >> narrator: for the president, it was a whole new game. >> i think he understood that the glory days were over, that the moment of celebration of barack obama was passed and he was heading into a much tougher, more trenchant period of his presidency when everything was going to be difficu
's just an outline. but house majority leader eric cantor and john boehner refused to endorse the plan, even when they were asked directly about it. >> i want to do everything i can to foster this continuing conversation in a bipartisan fashion to deal with what is a very difficult issue in our country. but, you know, it's certainly worthy of conversation. >> really? it's nice to hear john boehner call immigration reform worthy of consideration. maybe boehner and cantor don't want to pick sides in the debate over citizenship. but exit polling showed it was a key issue for voters. the latino vote helped president obama win reelection. and today a poll shows 55% of americans support legislation that creates some kind of path to citizenship. americans are ready for reform. it looks like republicans led by marco rubio are still playing games. joining me tonight los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. he is with us this evening on "the ed show." mayor, great to have you with us. i appreciate your time. >> great to be with you, ed. >> is marco rubio is a good leader for the republicans on im
is an essential component to that. >> ryan grim, where is john boehner on this? is he is a noncommital category? >> like he often does, he is playing it smart, kind of standing back and waiting to see what happens. he realizes that house republicans are not going to drive this. john mccain, lindsey graham, jeff flake, the other republicans in the senate are going to hammer something out with democrats over the course of the next several weeks. and if that blows up, then the house is off the hook. so why expend any capital, ticking off his far right base if they're not going to have to do anything? he can just continue to say i encourage people to compromise and be reasonable. and that is really his best play at this spot. >> let's listen to more of that hearing today with the house judiciary chairman questioning the mayor. >> question is, what to do about the ten million or more people who are not lawfully here? do you think others are open to finding some ground between a pathway to citizenship and the current law, which would be to require the deportation? many circumstances, whether that is
february 6th. and speaker john boehner has spoken. if america's economy collapses, then don't blame him. he did his part. he voted to cut meals on wheels. ♪ >> i don't like the sequester. i think it's taking a meat ax to our government. >> i believe they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms. >> i think the sequester's going to happen. >> washington desperately needs some adult leadership. >> talking like adults. let's get this country back on the mother [ bleep ] track. oh yeah! >> the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country. >> there isn't any resistance to obama anywhere. >> at some point washington has to deal with its spending problem. >> and when your dad says something, you listen. and when you don't, it usually bites you in the [ bleep ] later on. >> i've had enough of it. it's time to act. ♪ >>> the clock is now ticking on what many economists say is a near-certain double dip recession if more than a trillion dollars in automatic spending and defense cuts are allowed to occur at the beginning of next mon
the top republican up here on capitol hill john boehner is taking the hard line and letting the president know it. president obama was rallying democrats for the battle over defrs cuts when house republicans sent him a message. the symbolic vote he detail how he would cut the deficit to avoid the automatic spending cuts next month. >> mr. president, you missed the deadline again. let's see your plan. let's show it to the american people and have the discussion about the proper way to manage down this debt and deficit. >> reporter: without a budget deal on march 1st so-called sequestration will force reductions in military training, cutbacks in operations, and layoffs of civilian pentagon employees plus civilian defense contractors. >> it's an idiotic management nightmare to try to run a complex sophisticated, long-term program when you have short-term, massive cuts. >> reporter: deep cuts also loom in social services. outgoing defense secretary panetta slammed democrats and republicans for their game of chicken. >> let's see how bad it can get in order to have the other party blink. >> re
john boehner. >> i know that chairman issa is interested in moving the postal reform bill. i know that they're having bipartisan conversations about how to do this. and i would hope that the congress would act in a timely fashion. >> really? so in other words, mr. boehner, you're willing to step forward and get rid of this line item in the budget that is strangling the post office? here is the reality. there is some bipartisan movement here on the post office. democrats and republicans, they want to stop this service reduction. democratic congressman gerry connolly and republican sam graves, well, they sent a letter to the postmaster general to keep saturday service. hold it, folks, what is he going to do? he can't do it. his hands are strapped. it's the congress. the congress has to move on this. south dakota congresswoman and tea party favorite kristi noem, who has been asked to be on this program, uh-oh, she fell off the bandwagon. she is also trying to stop it. she said i understand that serious changes need to take place to make the united states postal service financially vi
because folks in washington could not come together. >> john boehner said additional tax increases are out of the question. he said americans do not support sacrificing real spending cuts for more tax hikes. >> maryland lawmakers have a few things on their mind. how about golf cart zones on highways or a hefty fine if you make a grocery cart suffer abandonment. those are being considered in annapolis. >> what time is it? >> game time. >> there is a lighter side to conducting business in annapolis. legislators sometimes poked fun at each other's bills. this webcst highlights several -- webcast highlights several. >> it's femurs to have a little fun. not take everything so serious -- it's humorous to have a little fun. not take everything so seriously. >> oen measure -- one measure gives a county permission to of a golf cart lane. >> that committee has a lot of senior citizens and they said they would like an alternative way to get around on. that on so to get to the grocery store, the post office. >> another bill under consideration gives a hefty fine for those who suffered -- who make a gr
in the social services. some republicans said push the deadline back seven months but house speaker john boehner said he will not blank. not blank in effect. >> i have had enough of it. it is time to act. >> the deadline stands. sequestration spending cuts strike in 23 days. >> three years ago today, the first of two blizzards in one week rolling through the area. the winter of 2010, a record- setting winter. it dumped over 30 inches of snow . 30 inches in essex. these are not all the numbers but close to your region. westminster, 28, here, 26 inches and at the airport, 25. other parts of anne arundel county had 30 inches. it depended on your backyards and how much those snow squalls hit you. that is about normal for this time of year. one degree is the record low going back to and the late 19th century. the clouds that were persistent across the northern tier of the state have thinned out quite a bit. and now a mainly clear sky for a good part of the evening. these temperatures to drop quickly. we're close to freezing in many areas. mild in southern maryland where they had more sun. 20 in the c
in their heels against more tax revenue. john boehner believes there is a better way to reduce the deficit but americans do not support sacrificing real spending caps for more tax hikes. the president signaled yesterday he might be open to changes in medicare and social security. >> coming up, a powerful earthquake triggers a five-foot tsunami in the south pacific. the latest estimates on the damage. you could soon go all we can without mail service. why the post office is cons >> at least five people are dead in the solomon islands following a tsunami in the south pacific. this was triggered by a powerful earthquake. the tsunami reached a height of close to 5 feet. dozens of aftershocks ranked a magnitude higher than five. crews are working to get a better estimate on the damage. the super bowl might be over but athletes are already preparing for the next big sporting event, the 2014 winter olympics. today, a skier is recovering after suffering a serious crash and injuries. we know that she fractured a bone and tore ligaments. she will not compete again this season. her coach expect her t
of a shutdown has decreased substatantially. rerepublicans do not see any windd from it. john boehner saiwe wilill not fight battles where there is a chance we will lose. >> some people got firired by y the white house. the jobs council got elimiminated.d. a lot ofeoplhave c criticized it for not being much more than window dressin. what is your take on it? was it effective? what does it mean that is no longer in existence? >> about a year ago, they came out wi the proposal. they said we want a territorial tax systemem. obama quicklturned around and said of what a minimum tax on foreign earnings. they saiaid we need to maximize our natural resources. >> perhaps he was looking out for himself in running the jobs council? >> there was that kind of tension.n. the jobs cououncil was obama'' sounding board with corporatate america. in manany recommendations, the administration wiwith the other waway. any outage will be more informal. >> he rarely met face to face with them. what do you make on the outlook for jobs? >> the bs council w was a talking popoint for thee white house. ththey have now g
. the house republicans, however, with the exception of the leadership, eric cantor john boehner, the house republicans and the conservatives, they don't want to have a pathway to citizenship for the more than ten million. illegal immigrants, they think that's an extremist idea. so there's a very big gap between the two sides on just what the shape of this legislation should look like. >> we just got a new poll. literally as i was coming out to this set, so maybe 15 minutes ago, on barack obama's approval rating on immigration. and it has been moving in the positive direction. it's now 49 to 44%. he was under water with just 38% approval in july. in addition to that, i'm wondering, the republicans look at the number, 71%, what the president got of the latino vote and that has been in many ways spurring this conversation. but do they seem to really want a pathway to citizenship, or is it they want to do something, so in the end they can sort of say well here's what we did. >> it's not totally clear who the audience for these proposals is. the problem for the gop is their base, their core vot
presidente de la cmara de representant es y principal figura del partido republicano, john boehner, dijo "alentar" todos los esfuerzos bipartidistas al respecto y destaco que no se trata de apresurarse, sino de intentar hacerlo bien en nombre de los estadounidenses y de aquellos que estan sufriendo bajo un sistema migratorio que no funciona bien para nadie. el mandatario reiter el compromiso que hizo en nevada. si el congreso no avanza en un proyecto de ley, presentar su propuesta para que sea sometida a votacin. los ocho senadores que presentaron la semana pasada una propuesta migratoria dijeron que su meta es tener un proyecto de ley redactado antes del primero de marzo. sin embargo, muchos se oponen al plan de los senadores ya que buscan condicionar la opcion a la ciudadania a mejorar la seguridad fronteriza. s/ marielena hincapie, national immigration law center "unos de los puntos principales que le dijimos al presidente es que nuestra comunidad esta extiendo que tengamos un camino hasta la ciudadanía. que sea claro, directo, sin impedimentos y que no vamos ha aceptar que sea basad
interest tax loopholes or government programs that we agree need some reform. >> house speaker john boehner responded with a statement reading "republicans have twice voted replace these arbitrary cuts with common-sense cuts and reforms that protect our national defense. we believe there is a better way to reduce the deficit but americans do not support sacrificing real spending cuts for more tax hikes." >>> efforts by the white house to head off spending cuts come as a new government report predicts the budget deficit will drop below $1 trillion for the first time during obama's presidency. the congressional budget office which assumes that the cuts will go into effect march 1st says the government will run a deficit of $845 billion this year. that's compared to $1.1 trillion short fall. the outlook predicts the improvements will not last. it warns that an aging population will drive up retirement spending and rising interest rates will put the debt at unsustainable level it's current laws remain in place, debt by 2023 will equal 77% of gross domestic product. that is roughly double the 39
: john boehner questioned the president's decision not to renew the khaert of hi charter of his job's council. they didn't think much of the recommendation other than to fast track the keystone pipeline. john boehner said, quote this is the wrong time for president obama to scrap his job's council and delay his budget. month after month we see the same thing, high unemployment and more debt. 12million americans are still unemployed and it's been that way for far too long. the president's advisers say it's also the wrong time for the threat to let across the board spending cuts take the place of a balanced approach to deficit reduction. the chairman of the president's council of economic advisers said, quote, today's report is a reminder of the importance of the need for congress to act to avoid self-inflicted wounds to the economy. on the plus side there was a jump in hiring despite the uncertainty washington faced as it flirted with going over the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. jon. jon: wendell goler at the white house krupb -fg some number crunching some numbers for us, tha
john mccain said, it is elections, elections, elections, that john boehner will see, as well, there is a need to pass immigration reform. we didn't get into the logistics of what the house strategy would be. >> ryan grim is the momentum building with cantor's flip-flop, does that create more momentum? >> sure, i mean, it certainly moves one end of the debate. republicans now more or less have to be for the dream act or they're considered not part of it, anywhere near the reasonable conversation, but you know, look, if they want to put the dream act up alone and push is forward i imagine that democrats would say okay, fine. we'll do the dream act if that is all we can get. but you know, republicans are fooling themselves if they think that the dream act is going to be enough to get comprehensive immigration reform. you know, democrats are going to want legalization for everybody who is here who has not committed a crime, et cetera, et cetera, in order to give the republicans what they want in the comprehensive bill. so just the dream act is not going to be enough. budget it is
, carrie, we are going to see a final nail in the coffin on the hastert rule? it seems like john boehner did it on -- he did it on the debt ceiling. he did it on sandy aid. could it be -- could his days be numbered? >> after the fiscal cliff. he promised he wouldn't do it again. he told his members. he has said that he won't do it again, but there's going to be pressure on a ton of issues, and, you know, for him it's going to be a personal decision. in some ways that's how it's framed in washington whether it comes down to whether or not there will be a continuation of the hastert rule. it's about speakership. >> in terms of let's say it's a rosier picture than we thought it would be on gun safety laws. i guess how much of that rosyness carries through on immigration. it could really go either way, i think. there is still a debate over the path to sit sflenship. >> as well as on immigration frankly. i'm not down there counting votes, and howard might be -- you put a number 30, 40 house republicans that would be for some sort of gun control. on immigration it almost seems like the numbers
speaker john boehner is calling him out on the missed deadline. "this was supposed to be the day he submitted his budget to the congress. but it's not coming. it's going to be late. some reports say it could be a month late." the white house spokesman says republicans should take up and pass the president's previous budget plans, which include billions of dollars in revenue from higher taxes. according to reports, the white house did not release an exact date on when the president will issue his next budget, but the white house reportedly is blaming congress for taking until january to work out a deal that would avoid the fiscal cliff. new york governor andrew cuomo proposes one of the most ambitious home buyback programs ever attempted. $400 million would be used to purch homes destroyed by superstorm sandy along the state's coastline. the governor would then preserve that land so that nothing could be re-built, thereby re-shaping how the coastline would be used. the purchase program will require federal approval. prepare for a price spike at the salad bar. the cost of lettuce and
reforms to avoid the deadline. republican speaker of the house john boehner rejected that, saying republicans want a bigger agreement on a long-term deficit reduction plan. the white house also announced today president obama will be going to israel this spring for the first time since taking office. israeli media say he's due to arrive march 20th, though the white house would not confirm any of the travel dates. >>> we are learning much more tonight about the breaking story we brought you here last night. the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old boy after a standoff in alabama that lasted almost a week. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us tonight from midland city, alabama. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today ethan's mother broke her silence. in a written statement she said, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. at the hospital today, there were no signs of the ordeal young ethan, seen here in earlier photos, has been through. >> he was running around the hospital room, putting sti
in the right direction right now. >> pam: president obama says the proposals he offered house speaker john boehner late last year during discussions over the so- called fiscal cliff are still on the table. however -- boehner says additional tax hikes are out of the question. >> pam: we're learning more about the gunman -- jimmy lee dykes -- who kidnapped a five year old boy. and held him hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in alabama. here are new photos released by the f-b-i showing photos right outside the underground bunker. the f-b-i says dykes was involved in a firefight with swat agents before he was killed during operation. bomb technicians also found two explosive devices on the property today. authorities say one explosive was found inside the bunker -- and the other was located inside a plastic pipe. which dkyes used to communicate with negotiators. released a recording of the 9-1-1 call made by the accused of killing two other veterans. investigators are accusing eddie routh of shooting and killing chris kyle and chad littlefield at a texas gun range on saturday.
be the party of spending cuts but on monday house speaker john boehner insisted the looming sequester was the president's idea. >> the president first proposed this sequester in 2011 and insisted that it be part of the debt limit agreement. >> reporter: unless congress acts the package of cuts worth $1.2 trillion will start to kick in march 1st, taking a $55 billion bite out of this year's defense budget and $27 billion from domestic discretionary spending. according to the congressional budget office more than 1 million jobs are at risk. defense secretary leon panetta had this warning. >> we are going to weaken the united states and make it much more difficult to respond to the crisis in europe. >> reporter: the cuts were designed to be so painful they would force congress to come one a smarter way to trim the deficit instead but it didn't happen. house republicans poind out they passed a bill to replace the sequester with cuts to federal worker pay, food stamps and other programs. democrats say that puts the burden on poor and middle class americans to pay fo
that includes spending cuts, but house speaker, john boehner, says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month feels the same. high unemployment, a rise in our prizes and more debt for our kids and grandkids. >> he does not want another tech rare fix. some house republicans have indicated they will let the automatic cuts take effect if there's no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit. those cuts would take a big bite out of military spending and domestic programs. including a 2% hit to medicare. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> you stop for this passenger, you stop for the white passenger, you pass the black passenger, and you're not even licensed to pick up people on the street at all. >> quite a confrontation and now we have a big development in the wake of our undercover d.c. taxi investigation. the taxi cab commission is taking action to address the violations that we exposed. and it could include inspectors working alongside of our undercover crews. investigative reporter has been logging a whole lot of miles on this one, and russ, how would they embed their
obama's state of the union next tuesday. house speaker john boehner called rubio a strong candidate. >>> why did a man sneak into an anne arundel county school. all they know is he said he was bullied while he was there and he was interested in school security. they also know he likes guns. they say it was monday afternoon when 25-year-old justin beaumont slipped by a school employee to get into the high school. they alerted a school resource officer and that led to his arrest. then came word that a search of beaumont home turned up an ak47, two rifles, two handguns and one with a laser site. it's left parents and students pretty rattled. >> i wasn't sure what's going on. it's really scary. >> now, police emphasize he never talked to any students and he didn't make any threats, but he could be looking at 90 days behind bars for school trespassing. >>> fire coming out of the windows. all of the windows obviously blown out. >> an explosion today badly burns a sandwich shop owner. it happened at the williamsburg square shopping center. the victim may have been targeted. bandits broke i
r the president continues to push the approach that includes more house and spending cuts. but john boehner says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month with president obama kind of feels the same. high unemployment, rising prices, and more debt for our kids and our grandkids. >> reporter: speaker boehner says he does not want another temporary fix. some other republicans indicated they will let the automatic cuts take effect if there's no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit. both cuts would take a bite out of military and domestic spending programs including a 2% hit to medicare. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now, overseas markets got a boost and postal problems. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> and good morning do you, anne-marie. well top official's resignation from the bank of japan spurred the market this morning. tokyo's nikkei jumped 3% to close out a four-year high while hong kong's hang sang sank half a percent. the dow shot up 99 points to close at 13,979 while the
speaker, john boehner, and doesn't have a political job? hillary clinton, that's who. released the poll in which the former secretary of state was voted the most popular national political figure. clinton's favorable rating beat the president by ten points. the telephone poll began last week and ended monday, just as clinton was leaving her job. >> 50 years ago, tomorrow, robert f. kennedy set out on a remarkable walk along the cno canal toe path. that says a lot about his sheer force of will and how much the country lost when >>> 50 years ago tomorrow, robert f. kennedy set off on a remarkable walk. 50 miles from d.c. to harper's ferry, west virginia, and he did it in dress shoes. bruce leshan reports that tomorrow at 4:00 a.m., starting at great falls tavern, another group of hikers plans to do it all over again, but in better shoes. >> oh heaven's yes, yeah. oh boy. >> 50 years later, the memory of bobby kennedy's unclenchable spirit, brings tears to a man who walked with him. >> he lost a lot. >> a country is as strong as its citizens. >> it started as a dare from his brother,
leaders are digging in their heels. "we believe there's a better way to reduce the deficit," said john boehner. part of the proposal has included cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and social security. the president signaled yesterday he may be open to some of those. >> where does our debt stand? >> we have run more than $1 chilean in red ink -- $1 trillion. our debt will be $845 billion. busy projection -- that is the projection. >> 5:27. >> city police investigate a triple stabbing that happened near yesterday's victory parade. >> the weather is nice and quiet this morning. >> we are checking on the area roads. the car on the left was filled up with low detergent gasoline. the car on the right was filled up with bp gasoline with invigorate. which helps clean and protect its engine so it can get a few more miles per tank than the car on the left. go a little farther with bp gasoline with invigorate. now you have the power to lower gas prices with the bp visa with pump rewards. apply at choosebp.com >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news toda
, john boehner, says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month under president obama, kind of feels the same. high unemployment, a rising prices and more debt for our kids and grandkids. enter speaker boehner does not want another temporary fix. some house republicans have indicated they will let the automatics cuts take effect. if there's no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit. those cuts would take a big bite out of military spending and domestic programs. including a 2% hit to medicare. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> it was supposed to be just a vacant apartment building, but today an incredible fast moving fire killed two people who were living inside it. firefighters were hurt today while battling the blaze on r street and southeast. bruce johnson reports, squatters, not uncommon in our nation's capital. >> a motorist passing by was the first to see planes planes -- flames pouring out of the building. >> i don't know what happened. >> it took firefighters an hour to knock down the two- alarm blaze, but not before two of them had injured sh
council. ghav republicans here on capitol hill new ammunition to criticize him. speaker john boehner said the president trited his jobs more like a nuisance than starting job creation. >> they come from people object capitol hill who have consistently opposed every growth initiative and job creation initiative the president's put forward. >> the white house said it was only intended to last two years. now that jobs council met four times in its first year, zero times in its second year. in its place the white house said it's going to work more with business groups and o'groups to try to boost the economy, fix the debt, and fix immigration. anne-marie? >> all right. >>> president obama says he'll sign a measure raising the debt limit. it allows the treasury to borrow above the $16.4 trillion limit through may 18. without the measure the government would have defaulted on its obligation. >>> also on capitol hill a tough go for president's nominee for secretary of defense. forrer republican senator chuck hagel got hammered by fellow republicans during his confirmation hearing. he's still exp
16 or 17 we were in the middle of the fiscal cliff debate. john boehner put forward a trillion in revenue. isn't it? i think he got to a trillion. >> 800. >> okay. >> that's okay. big number. almost cost him the speakership. >> he talked about closing loopholes, talked about limiting deductions. he talked about raising rates on income -- >> no, b no. john boehner talked about lowering rates. heather was outlining what it is. lower marginal tax rates and put a cap on deductions. i'm for that. you all a got your tax hikes now. they said -- let me bring phil in. obama said yesterday no more tax rate hikes. he did. >> right. >> but we'll have caps on deductions or whatnot. what's the difference? he's aiming at more taxes. he'll take another trillion dollars in taxes. no problem. >> no problem. this is poll tested kabuki theater, all about the gamesmanship of washington. establishing the benchmark for negotiations for the next round. >> where were the republicans? wall to wall on politico, the hill.com, national review. why didn't i see the entire republican house leadership all fri
said damage can be stopped if john boehner accepts the white house's final offer from december, meaning up to $600 billion in more tax hikes through cutting deductions, and cuts to medicare and other programs. >> my healthcare proposals achieve the same savings by the beginning of the next decade as reforms that had been proposed by the bipartisan bowls simpson commission. >> republicans were not amused he added his event around the same time eric cantor delivered a speech. gop leaders were clear they want specific cuts and no new tax cuts. >> there's no greater moral imperative than to reduce the debt. >> white house officials have been specific, including about $350 billion in medicare cuts. when asked why the president did not meet the it will for unveiling his new budget for the third straight year, spokesman jay carney blamed republicans saying fiscal cliff talks delayed it. >> part of what the president talked about just in recent days is that we need to get beyond this situation where we're governing, especially with regards to our fiscal and economic matters in a state of consta
think of themselves as conservatives. most of them can't reach a deal. john boehner don't view the compromise as a dirty word on some lefrl. and that's the big challenge that hogan talked about. >> thank you both fwr your time tonight. and we'll keep watching the republicans doing what they're doing. you want change? wait until you see who's now supporting a major part of the president's agenda. but, first, fox news smears hillary clinton and goes into damage control. that's next. to grow, we have to boost our social media visibility. more "likes." more tweets. so, beginning today, my son brock and his whole team will be our new senior social media strategists. any questions? since we make radiator valves wouldn't it be better if we just let fedex help us to expand to new markets? hmm gotta admit that's better than a few "likes." i don't have the door code. who's that? he won a contest online to be ceo for the day. how am i supposed to run a business here without an office?! [ male announcer ] fast, reliable deliveries worldwide. fedex. because vitamin d3 helps bones absorb cal
down spending and debt. john boehner has to be seen in a new light. he's no longer the leader of the republicans in the house. he's a coalition speaker, a little bit like ramsey mcdonald, the prime minister of britain after the labor members all ran out on him, stayed in office held up by the conservatives. boehner now speaks for the democrats and a handful of republicans. i opposed higher taxes. >> should boehner be replaced? >> well, i don't -- a fight of that sort now would be destructive. i believe boehner and the republicans need to reclaim their fundamental legacy. if there was ever a time that we can understand that big spending and borrowing, and ratifying it by higher taxes is going to destroy the american economy just like it's destroyed the economies of japan and europe. and we have to rally behind that, and what is stopping that is that latinos and women feel they can't join the republican party even though they agree with it, because it's excluding. >> who would you most like to see leading the party for the next election? it can be a surname, a first name. >> sco
for. congress now dreads the sequester they voted for. president obama has offered john boehner a way out of sequester hell, a package that involves less dramatic spending cuts and elimination through the reduction of tax loopholes. >> they recognize that the sequester is a bad idea, but what they suggested is that the only way to replace it now is for us to cut social security, cut medicare, and not close a single loophole, not raise any additional revenue from the wealthiest americans or corporations that have a lot of lawyers and accountants who are able to maneuver and manage and work and game the system. and i have to tell you, if that's an argument that they want to have before the court of public opinion, that is an argument i'm more than willing to engage in. >> joining me now is nobel prize winning economist paul krugman. he's a professor of economics at princeton university and author of the book, "end this depression now" which is now available in paperback. professor krugman, you know what i do, i take notes. i'm going to be over here taking notes. i want to get your react
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